- Caixin Asia New Vision Forum held in Singapore on 13 June 2023.
- Minister Gan Kim Yong gives welcome remarks outlining challenges and Singapore’s strategies.
- Focus on innovation, workforce competitiveness, supply chain resilience, and climate action for the region.
Wah lau eh, bro, you won’t believe what’s happening in Singapore!
MTI reported that the Caixin Asia New Vision Forum was held in Singapore, and our very own Minister Gan Kim Yong gave the welcome remarks, lah.
Let me tell you all about it, ah.
Asia Forum and the Big Challenges
So, we got big challenges ahead like global inflation, lah, and even climate change, which Singapore is experiencing, with record temperatures and rising sea levels, dude.
But fear not, our government has some strategies to cope with these, ah.
Innovation and Workforce Competitiveness
First up, we’re focusing on innovation and workforce competitiveness to stay ahead, bro.
Minister Gan mentioned the development of cPass™, the world’s first rapid serology smart test kit, which is an awesome example of how Singapore companies and research institutes came together to innovate.
And don’t forget SkillsFuture, which helps Singaporeans skill up, stay relevant, and keep flexing those brain muscles, ah.
Supply Chain Resilience
Next, we’re looking at supply chain resilience by working with our neighbors, like the RCEP Agreement, and also creating the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.
By leveraging each other’s strengths, we got each other’s back in this challenging global economy, right?
Teamwork makes the dream work, sis!
Climate Action for Asia
Last but not least, we need to tackle climate change by taking collective action with our regional buddies.
Singapore is working super hard with ASEAN and other countries, like facilitating discussions on the Paris Agreement and hosting the Singapore Cooperation Programme to share knowledge, bae.
We even work together on renewable energy in Southeast Asia like the regional power grid idea, lah.
Actionable & Practical Takeaways
- Stay informed and connected about what’s happening in our region, ah.
- Level up skills through SkillsFuture and stay relevant, bro.
- Be mindful about our environment and champion positive change for climate action, sis.
So, what does this all mean for us in Singapore, you ask?
Purpose, my friend, purpose.
Amidst these challenges, we got our place in Asia and the world.
We’ll keep innovating, adapting, and collaborating – that’s how we roll, bro!
Now it’s your turn, what’s your stand on Singapore’s strategies in this Asia Forum?
Share your thoughts below, can or not, ah?